I was fortunate to have today off from work, so this morning (when I should have been wrapping gifts) I finished up my card for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge based on Kazan's sketch--
One of my crafting goals for the new year is to try and make more masculine cards. I have a husband, a son, a dad, and two brothers so I'm always in need of cards for guys. I start off with good intentions, but I also end up adding silk flowers or ribbons or other non-masculine embellishments. Here's my card for the challenge--
I used ivory linen cardstock, a scrap of textured green cardstock, striped patterend paper (My Mind's Eye) and painted die cut stars (Sizzix) all distressed with brown ink. I stamped the "make a wish" sentiment ($1 Michael's letter stamp set) and tied the tags to the stars with some hemp cord. I proudly showed it to my husband thinking he would really like it. He wanted to know why it was "dirty," but he did like the "lassos." He also didn't understand the "make a wish" birthday sentiment. Oh, well. At least I tried! Thanks for looking, and I wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas.